Monday, 31 January 2011

Some sad news & a little happy!

Hello folks! First for some sad news :-(
At the beginning of January I started my IVF treatment & yesterday we found out that the pregnancy test was negative. We are both very sad & gutted. We are however lucky & happy we still very much have each other & are looking to the future.

Now on to happy news! My friend Debbie very kindly sent me this blog award (a while ago I'm afraid-slap my wrists bad blogger!!)
Thank you Debbie

 I now have to say eight things about myself and pass the award onto four others

  1. When I was little I always wanted to go to ballet or tap lessons & promised myself that if the IVF didn't work (which it hasn't) I would look into doing adult ballet. Tonight I checked out adult ballet in York & found lessons on a Monday night which I am going to give a whirl!!
  2. I was scared of needles before doing the IVF & managed to do all but 2 of my injections myself...& believe me there were many to do!!!!
  3. When me & my younger sister & brother were small we decided it would be a good idea to colour our bedroom wall paper in & consequently had all our pens & pencils confiscated!!
  4. When I was 10 I watched part of a Freddie Kruger film & was so scared for months I dreaded going to bed. I use to lie & say I felt ill when I woke everyone up shouting after nightmares!!!! To this day I have NEVER watched any part of one of those films for fear the nightmares will come back!
  5. Although I don't like horror I do like most vampire films/programs. I'm not keen on the Twilight films though. I am a Damon fan from Vampire Diaries.
  6. I would love to have met Queen Elizabeth & Queen Victoria. I think they are both astounding women.
  7. So far this year I have read 4 books after not reading anything for over 2 years!!
  8. Finally I would really like a cleaner because my dogs moulting fur is getting on my nerves!!!
Now I would like to pass this award onto my fabulous Design Team


Have a good evening & I hope to be back soon with some crafting

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I am taking some time out over Christmas & into the New Year
The shop will still be open but please bear in mind:

  • If you buy any craft products please allow 7 working days to receive them
  • If you buy any of my digital images please allow 24-48 hours for me to email them to you
  • I will still take orders but I won't be actively doing them until at least February
Thank you for your patience & continued support & custom
x x x

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ellephantastic Challenge blog mid month surprise!!

Hello! Today it is the 
mid month surprise post!!

Pop over for some extra inspiration from the team who have all used Ellephantastic digis & also grab yourself a surprise...what?.....go see!!!!!

Here is my project for mid month using our theme of 
'New Beginnings' 
& my digi 
Elle & Andi - Bride & Groom

You can buy any of my digis from my shop 


Friday, 21 January 2011

I am sponsoring Teddy Stampers

Morning bloggers! Today I am sponsoring 

They very kindly asked me to GD so I said YES!! They have chosen to use 

I decided to use Roger's big heart. I enlarged him to 17cm high so he was big enough to hold one of 
Die cut Dreams scalloped hearts (which are roughly 9cm high)...worked well!!
I coloured him with promarkers & did a second layed for his head & hands so he is slightly 3D too.
Because he is so big I have left him as he is & stood him up using the little plate stand type things also from Die cut Dreams. 

Happy Friday!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

I am sponsoring I Did it Creations Challenge

Morning bloggers! 
Today Ellephantastic is sponsoring 
& the theme is

IDIC also very kindly asked me if I would like to Guest DT for them & of course I said 'Yes!'
The team had chosen some of my digis to use - Roger Laying, Snowman/Scene & icicles
I chose to use Roger Laying for my project which I have made for my 2nd nephew due to be born in March.

You can buy any of my digis from my shop HERE

Pop over to I Did it Creations Challenge for your chance to win!!!

x x x

Thursday, 13 January 2011

get a FREE digi & paper!!!

That's right! Get yourself a really cute FREE digi & paper from Erica Martyn

Sunday, 9 January 2011

January Newsletter

Helen Laurence

Hello & Happy New Year Ellephantastic fans!!
Welcome to January's Newsletter.

Check out my Half Price Sale on ALL Craft products

First to let you know I am still on my 'time out' time till at least February, but I have been doing a little crafting & made some new digi stamps. Have a look & see what you think below. You can buy my images from my shop

Elle & Andi - Valentines

         Roger - Cupid                                       Roger & Rosie - I love you
  Roger & Rosie - sat together
 Roger - sat left                                           Roger - sat right

 Rosie - sat left                                      Rosie - sat right

Over the Christmas period I had a little re vamp & now my usual shop HERE is just Handmade items & my shop, shop is now

I have also given the Challenge Blog a new look & we have started our Monthly challenges with the New Team. 
Here is my card for our first 2011 challenge 'New Beginnings'  using one of Robyn's Fetish stamps who is our New resident sponsor
There is now 4 sponsors so 4 prizes & 4 winners, so make sure you pop along & join in for the chance to win some awesome prizes!!

I hope you are all recovered from Christmas & New Year.
May 2011 bring you fun, laughs & changes


Helen Laurence

Friday, 7 January 2011

Half Price SALE on ALL Craft products in store

Now on ALL Craft Products


NEW digis ready for Valentines day!!

Hello! Hope my blogging friends are all well? Whilst I am taking some time out I've been doing some digis!! ....hmm not quite resting eh?!! Oh well I'm sure you'll all be pleased with me not resting LOL :0)
Here are my digi images. Sorry I've not quite got to colouring Roger images.
Pop over to my shop to buy my new images

Elle & Andi - Valentines

 Roger - Cupid
 Roger & Rosie - I Love you
 Roger & Rosie - sat together
 Roger - sat right
 Roger - sat left
 Rosie - sat left
 Rosie - sat right


Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year & 1st Ellephantastic Challenge of 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year!!

Today is 1st Ellephantastic challenge of 2011.
It brings with it a few changes.
First we have a super NEW Elle team. Meet them HERE

The challenges will now run MONTHLY
There will be at least 4 sponsors each month & therefore 4 winners!!
There will also be a little added extra something mid month, but you'll have to pop back to see what!!

We have a NEW resident sponsor Robyn's Fetish digi stamps & more...
who very kindly gave us some images to use.

I have spruced up my blogs & the shop with a new look
My usual shop HERE is now my handmade boutique shop & my main shop is now HERE
So from now on I'll be using 

The new team have made some gorgeous cards so do make sure you pop over to 
to have a look even if you don't join in.

We were all very happy to be able to use some of Robyn's Fetish images
Here's my card using the primitive birdhouse